Virtual reality is being used to test the driving skills of older people in rural NSW.
A University of Melbourne study is investigating the benefits and challenges of new technologies that aim to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of aged care recipients.
A film about how Australian technology is helping people with dementia and their carers is part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the condition.
A virtual reality developer that has been working with elderly people in their homes to facilitate stroke rehabilitation is planning to bring the technology to residential aged care facilities.
A consumer directed residential care model and a series of education programs on diversity are among 42 innovative projects to share in $34 million of funding.
Virtual reality could be one way of enabling older people and those with a disability to explore worlds previously off limits to them, says an Australian media expert.
With devices becoming more affordable, the use of virtual reality as a therapeutic tool in aged care is increasing, and many developers are working to produce content specifically for residents, reports Darragh O’Keeffe.
AUDIO: Improved quality of life for residents with dementia and an alternative resource staff prefer to try before medications, are among the benefits of virtual reality in aged care, an international dementia event has heard.
Game-changing advances in computer-generated faces have the ability to create realistic looking digital companions and provide a new era of aged care support, an Australian researcher will tell an upcoming industry conference.
The natural and man-made wonders of the world are now on the travel itineraries of aged care residents thanks to a new breed of virtual reality programming designed for aged care and people with dementia.